Definition of almanac
1 : a publication containing astronomical and meteorological data for a given year and often including a miscellany of other information
2 : a usually annual publication containing statistical, tabular, and general information
Examples of almanac in a Sentence
an almanac of town news
Recent Examples of almanac from the Web
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Origin and Etymology of almanac
Middle English almenak, from Medieval Latin almanach, probably from Arabic al-manākh the almanac
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
ALMANAC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of almanac for English Language Learners
: a book published every year that contains facts about the movements of the sun and moon, changes in the tides, and information of general interest
: a book published every year that contains detailed information on a special subject
ALMANAC Defined for Kids
Definition of almanac for Students
: a book published yearly that contains facts about weather and astronomy and other general information
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